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  • Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 2:45pm

    At the recent launch of the new strategy for the National Agriculture Extension and Advisory Services in Lilongwe, Malawi, Access Agriculture (www.accessagriculture.org/) was invited to participate in the exhibition titled “Agriculture Extension and Advisory Services within reach: Key to Improved Agricultural Productivity and Nutrition.”

    The event, held on 8 December 2020, was chaired by the Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Hon. Lobin C. Lowe, and attended by several stakeholders involved in...

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  • Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 10:22am

    It is with great sadness that Access Agriculture acknowledges the death of its Vice-Chair, Dominique Hounkonnou. Dominique was renowned for his contribution to agricultural extension in West Africa. We will remember him for his unbounded enthusiasm for the work of Access Agriculture right from the start which resulted in him being one of the first members of the Board. Dominique dispensed wisdom and humour in equal measure. His knowledgeable input to Access Agriculture will be sorely missed, but his legacy and belief in our work and impact will endure.


  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 3:53am

    In honour of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (17 June), Access Agriculture is proud to announce the launch of the Hindi version of its video platform www.accessagriculture.org/hi, which offers a rich resource of multilingual training videos on agroecological principles and rural entrepreneurship for the Global South.

    Access Agriculture, a world-leading organisation for quality agricultural training videos in international and local languages, promotes environmentally...

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  • Monday, March 30, 2020 - 5:59am

    A lively roundtable discussion on ‘The use of video in agricultural extension,’ by thought leaders and influencers in Bangladesh, representing government authorities, agricultural extension, research and development organisations as well as media agencies, marked the recent launch of the Bangla website of Access Agriculture in Dhaka. Access Agriculture is a global service provider that supports South–South learning for farmers and rural businesses through quality videos in international and local languages.

    The high-profile event was jointly organised by Samakal (a...

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  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:15am

    It is with great pleasure that for International Mother Language Day, Access Agriculture announces that its world-leading multilingual agricultural video-accessing platform is now available in Bangla: https://www.accessagriculture.org/bgl

    The Bangla version can potentially benefit over 80 million Bangla-speaking farmers and rural businesses in South Asia. Bangla is considered to be the eighth most spoken language in the world.

    The Access Agriculture website contains more than 200 high quality agricultural training...

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  • Monday, December 9, 2019 - 5:05am

    As part of Access Agriculture’s strategy in support of agroecology and organic agriculture in Bangladesh and South Asia, two workshops have just been held with service providers in Dhaka and Rangpur.

    In the first, Community Radio Stations in Bangladesh have been learning new skills in using video soundtracks in their programmes and how to include videos at radio centres and clubs.  During a workshop in Dhaka, the broadcasters learned about the style of Access Agriculture “farmer to farmer” videos in the Bangla language, the importance of agroecology and the...

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  • Friday, October 11, 2019 - 8:12pm

    It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mukumu Bob Muchina, aged 65, which occurred on Monday 7 October 2019.

    Bob was key to helping establish Access Agriculture in Africa as the new organisation had to build many new partnerships and relationships across the continent.  The peak of his achievement was the very successful Access Agriculture Week in 2015, when partners of Access Agriculture gathered to reflect on the lessons learned and the way forward. From that week, Access Agriculture has gone from strength to strength spreading farmer to farmer videos...

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  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:21am

    David Ojo the Research Director at the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT) in Ibadan Nigeria is the proud winner of a Digisoft Smart Projector after completing the Global Survey on Access Agriculture video use.  The survey revealed how farmers and information providers are reaching out to their colleagues using “farmer to farmer” videos in local languages. Those who participated in the survey were entered into a prize draw and David Ojo was the winner.

    David has a strategy to reach out to fellow researchers and extension colleagues with the smart...

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  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 11:06am

    Access Agriculture has reached more than 68 million farmers through its videos and audio soundtracks.  An on-line survey, just finalised, involved participants from 115 countries.  Two thirds of users are watching the videos direct on the site with one third registering and downloading.   

    Most people using the site are sharing the videos either directly with farmers or with colleagues involved in extension. Users like Access Agriculture so much, that 900 of those who took the survey...

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  • Monday, February 25, 2019 - 9:50am

    Thanks to a collaboration between Access Agriculture, Green TV and Business of Languages, 50 videos are now available to the 400 million Hindi speakers in the sub-continent.  The videos in the style of “farmer to farmer” have been filmed in India, Bangladesh, Africa and Latin America.  A team of experts, brought together by specialist environment and rural TV channel Green TV, put together a selection of videos which are relevant for Indian farmers.  The subjects range from rice, to fish farming, onions, improving animal feed and improving soils. 

    The...

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